The Death Penalty in Post-Independence Ireland

  title={The Death Penalty in Post-Independence Ireland},
  author={David Matthew Doyle and Ian O’Donnell},
  journal={The Journal of Legal History},
  pages={65 - 91}
The history of capital punishment in post-Independence Ireland has received scant scholarly attention. This essay is an attempt to set out what can be learned about the executed persons, the executioners, and the politicians whose inaction (not reforming the law) and actions (deciding against clemency) brought the two former groups together. The death penalty was deployed strategically against IRA members during the early 1940s as part of a package of legal measures designed to crush subversive… 
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